1938 Phantom Corsair. "Cartier Style et Luxe" Classic Cars at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2006 (Explore)

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    1938 Phantom Corsair "Cartier Style et Luxe" Classic cars at Goodwood festival of Speed.

    The Phantom Corsair is an automobile prototype from 1938. It is a six-passenger coupe that was designed by Rust Heinz, a member of the H. J. Heinz family, and Maurice Schwartz of the Pasadena, California based Bohman & Schwartz coachbuilding company.
    With a height of only 147 cm (58 in.), the steel and aluminum body had no running boards, fenders or door handles. Instead, the doors could be opened using buttons located on the outside and on the instrument panel. To match the advanced design, Heinz chose the most advanced chassis available in the United States at that time, the Cord 810. The V8 engine-equipped Cord also featured front wheel drive and an electrically operated four-speed gearbox, as well as a fully independent suspension and adjustable shock absorbers. To accommodate the large body, various changes were carried through on the chassis. The car's lower frame was made of chromoly steel and the upper frame was constructed of electrically welded aviation steel tubing. Power for the 2-ton / 4500 lb. (2000 kg) Phantom Corsair came from a modified Cord 810 Lycoming 8-cylinder unit, supercharged to produce about 190 hp. The aerodynamic body enabled the car to reach speeds of up to 115 miles per hour (185 km/h).
    The car was featured as the "Flying Wombat" in the David O. Selznick film The Young in Heart (1938), starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Paulette Goddard, Janet Gaynor, and Billie Burke.

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    1. Spaudo 46 months ago | reply

      Hola, soy el administrador de un grupo llamado AQUELLOS MAGNÍFICOS AUTOS - THOSE MAGNIFICENT CARS y nos encantaría agregar tu foto al grupo.

    2. maridenny 46 months ago | reply

      i don't like it at all...

    3. dianzome 46 months ago | reply

      Fn Sweet. It make a me feel something inside..LOL
      I LOOOOOVE Old cars. There my weakness..:D

    4. temidire 46 months ago | reply

      this is one of my dream car, may God help me

    5. Antsphoto 46 months ago | reply

      No not ugly, sort of brutish but stylish,sinister looks.would not look out of place in Batman movie in Gotham city!

    6. jaqhamilton 46 months ago | reply

      Yan ang astig tsk tsk walang sabet, wla sa aming ganyan sa BATANGAS CITY pero sa simlong meron hehe

    7. jaqhamilton 46 months ago | reply

      Parang lumba lumba

    8. Professor Fumolatro 46 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Carlicious, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    9. sideboom 46 months ago | reply

      this car was loved by hitler ! he did have good taste !

    10. SIRENRICO 46 months ago | reply

      Does it come with a driver?

    11. califrayray 46 months ago | reply

      I think they used this car in a movie called "The Young In Heart" and called it a "Flying Wombat".

    12. Denis@ 45 months ago | reply

      What design, real ghost!!!
      seen in:
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    13. JohnT1998 44 months ago | reply

      Theres some Fantastic images in this set, Thankyou for sharing, i only wish i could take photos half as good as these.

    14. mickryans 42 months ago | reply

      Beautiful. Never seen t his car before and also love the description.

    15. Antsphoto 42 months ago | reply

      Thankyou for your comments.

    16. Antsphoto 38 months ago | reply

      Thankyou for all the comments and views.
      My most viewed photo on Flickr.

    17. Tycars2013 14 months ago | reply

      I've searched for this car

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